Amidst the growing and senseless violence in the United States, we inspire you to join the upcoming leadership delegations that will travel to India to learn from India' ancient culture and brainstorm solutions to reinvigorate nonviolence in our communities and cities. The trip will coincide with the 148th birth anniversary celebration of Mahatma Gandhi on Oct 2nd.
The initiative is inspired by the transformational journey that was taken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when he had visited India in 1959 to deepen his understanding of the teachings of nonviolence as used by Mahatma Gandhi.
You will be joined by other concerned Mayors, law enforcement/police officers, social activists and victims of violence who are committed to serving as 'points of light' to reinvigorate nonviolence in their communities.
During the trip, the delegates will:
- Participate in an immersive experience of India’s ancient culture and tradition
- Participate in a specially designed "Nonviolence in Action" leadership workshop to deepen their understanding and commitment to nonviolence using meditation techniques
- Participate in intimate conversations with leaders representing India’s nonviolence traditions
- Brainstorm novel solutions that can be implemented to reinvigorate nonviolence in America
- Deeper understanding and appreciation of India’s ancient culture and traditions
- Personal tool kit of profound breath and meditation techniques and ancient wisdom to develop greater resilience and improve leadership capacity
- Cross fertilization of ideas through discussions with India’s civic leaders
- New strategies and innovative solutions for your specific social challenges
While in India, we will mirror the intention behind Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's trip to India, when he had gone in 1959, to deepen his understanding of the nonviolence. Upon his return, Dr. King wrote “I left India more convinced than ever before that the method of nonviolent resistance is the most potent weapon available to people in their struggle for freedom and human dignity. As a result of my visit, my understanding of non-violence is greater and my commitment deeper.”
Testimonials of past participants: